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東海大學國際職場實習發展中心--第九屆學海築夢實習成果-娜塔的義識(式)生活

娜塔的義識(式)生活

  • 單位 : 國際職場實習發展中心
  • 分類 : 第九屆學海築夢實習成果
  • 點閱 : 73
  • 日期 : 2019-09-20

龍華科技大學 應用外語系 黃同學

 

能夠參與TIP計畫是件很幸運的事,2017年剛從美國交換回台灣,偶然看到實習資訊,心想這是一個很棒的機會,整理好思緒與資料,便申請了這份實習。我知道未來的市場廣,世界遠比自己想像的大,即便當時我一句義大利文都不會,對於義大利背景與文化也不了解,不過,直覺告訴我這是能夠充實自己的工作。即將與外國人共事,擔心文化及生活習慣的差異,造成工作上的阻礙,為此我特別看了些描述在國外工作故事的書,另外,我特地研修義大利文課,由一位北義老師授課,課程中也逐漸了解義大利文化。

準備永遠不夠多,最快的方式依舊是直接去面對挑戰。印象最深刻是第一天在商店買飲料,特別翻開手冊記熟基本句子,更學習當地人如何在咖啡店點餐,用第一杯義式濃縮展開近半年的學習之路。正式上班第一天,經理介紹同事認識,我不禁問自己應該試著說義大利文,或應該說英文。在這之前,其實我相當擔憂工作內容,被分派到航空產業的公司,這遠超過於我的所能,我不知道如何勝任。即便在台灣時研究過幾本解說飛機構造的書籍,我對這個產業仍一竅不通,慶幸的是前幾年各有幾位實習生在此待過,透過他們留下的檔案,我能夠快速了解公司的營運方向與產品。

實習過程中,老闆讓我參加幾場會議,雖然全程皆以義大利文對話,但透過投影片上的英文檔案,使我更進入狀況,如同看圖說故事,搭配在旁觀察同事間對話,以及同事Maddalena的解說,一次又一次的重新認識公司、重新學習。公司內部有許多部門,同事間分工詳細,公司底下更有許多合作下游與廠商,我看見公司製造安全的產品,提供飛機製造商組裝成一台飛機,從討論、設計、製造、測試等等,都不是件相當簡單的事,需要耗費相當大的時間、體力與腦力。相當佩服老闆的工作能力,領導公司逐漸成長。

基於知識、文化等差異,短時間學習仍有限,但藉由此機會我看見許多可能性。與同事的談話,從中我學習到一件事情,人生要做自己熱愛的事情,時間過得遠比自己想像的快速,必須好好珍惜年輕多去闖闖。我能想像回台灣後進入職場的心情,希望自己能夠記住這個領悟,這是同事所交給我的人生道理。這次的經驗,使得我對未來有新的想法,回台灣後我期望能夠將所有旅行資料,整理於個人網站,甚至規劃製作成書,它會成為我人生的紀念,也能作為求職的作品分享。於休息及找尋工作期間,預計專心準備英語領隊證照考試,並完整複習學習義大利文。五個月內所學過的知識,別人偷不走,自己更要好好珍惜,這些皆是在義大利所學到的精華。

NATALIE IN ITALY : Life & Gain

I am lucky that I have the opportunity to join the 9th Taiwan Italy Program. In 2017, I exchanged in YSU in the US. After I came back to Taiwan, at that time, I found TIP announcement in a chance. I knew this is a fate. Then, without worried, I applied to the program. Even though I could not speak Italian also I did not understand Italian culture. However, no one could predict the future. The world is bigger than I thought. The future marketing is becoming huge and huge. To join TIP, I knew I would learn a lot from this internship. For preparing, I read books are written by authors who work abroad. From their stories, which could let me pre-understanding the oversea workplace. Furthermore, I took Italian course. I got some basic Italy background from north-Italian teacher.

No matter how I prepared, it’s never enough. The better way is facing the challenge. On the first day, I tried to remember the basic sentences and said it when I bought tea in store. I learned how to order a meal in café shop. To have cup of Italian caffé to start my half year internship. When I first walked in UAS, I was confused to

talk in English or Italian to greet with colleagues. Honestly, I worried about work duty after I knew I would get in an aerospace company. I studied books explain structure of aircrafts. However, this industry is beyond my ability. I am lucky that I am not the first intern in UAS. The files pervious interns made which helped me quickly to know well company’s running and product.

During the internship, boss Massimo asked me to join some meetings. Due to all colleagues spoke Italian, it is hard to follow. But the files are typed in English, I could understand the topic what they discussed. Moreover, co-worker Maddalena explained the content to me. Then, again and again, I learned the different parts of work in each meeting. UAS has many departments which have complex workload. Besides, we have numbers of suppliers and customers. From discuss, design, produce, test and more, in every process, it usually takes a long period. Working in UAS, I aware how hard to build an airplane. There are many projects working at the same time. We have to make sure every detail is under scheduled, for example, the delivery time, successful testing, the safety of products, and more. I truly admire the ability of boss Massimo. He is a successful leader.

In fact, due to some differences, it is hard to learn all in the short time. However, from this experience, I saw lots of possibilities. I still remember the lesson colleagues taught me. “The way to keep life brighten, it is to do the thing you love. To cherish the time at this moment, time goes faster than we think. Enjoy the youth and be brave to try or take some risks.” I can image how pressure will be after I started a full-time job. I will always keep their lesson in 

my mind. In 2018, I had a new idea of future plan. First of all, I will organize all the photos, flyers and any memorable stuffs. To combine them as articles in a personal blog or even a book. In the period of seeking jobs and taking rest, I will prepare the Certification and License of English tour leader. Lastly, I must review and also study higher level Italian. In five-month internship, the things I learned are beyond I excepted. The valuable working experience that gave me a chance to use as the best advantage. It will be a great help to me in future.

Thank you all!